Olympics venues

The Uncertain Return of Beijing Wildlife

The sky above Beijing is best known for characteristics other than its bird life. Nevertheless, the city’s birds appear to have multiplied over the past ten years thanks to new habitats offered by reforestation to combat...

BOCOG Issues Olympic Venue Rules, Banners Not Allowed

The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG), has just issued new Olympic venue rules. From the Xinhua News Network: Banners, such as those saying “Go China,” will not be allowed in Olympic venues....

China to ban smoking for duration of Olympics – Jonathan Watts

From Guardian Unlimited (link): It is going to come as a shock to tens of millions of lungs, but the Chinese government is planning a tobacco-free Olympics when the world’s heaviest smoking nation hosts the event in 2008. “Let a smokeless games provide healthy competition, a healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle,” the health ministry […]



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